NFL News Round-Up
By Evelyn Aquino
Raiders player Maurice Hurst tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, October 06 and was placed on the Raiders Covid-19 reserve list. Hurst’s positive test was not related to one of the 10 players who had been fined a total of $165,000 by the NFL after failing to follow coronavirus protocols at a charity event on Monday, October 05.
In a statement from the NFL, they wrote, “Protocol violations that result in virus spread requiring adjustments to the schedule or otherwise impacting other teams will result in additional financial and competitive discipline, including the adjustment or loss of draft choices or even the forfeit of a game.”
Hurst (left: USA TODAY Sports) was removed from the Covid-19 list on October 20, and since that time, the Raiders have gone 2-1, moving into playoff position in the crowded AFC, sitting at 5-3 and in 2nd place in the AFC West.
•Local NFL Teams Through Week 9:
The Los Angeles Rams are 5-3 and in 2nd place in the NFC West.
The Rams are coming off a bye in Week 9 hoping to rebound after a disappointing 28-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The Los Angeles Chargers are 2-6 and in 4th place in the AFC West.
The Chargers are struggling without long time QB Philip Rivers, including a heartbreaking, last-second 31-30 loss to the Denver Broncos during Week 8.
•Three exciting Thanksgiving Day match-ups on November 26, Week 12:
- Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions at 9:30am on CBS
- Washington vs Dallas Cowboys at 1:30pm on FOX
- Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers at 5:20pm on NBC